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Natural History Museum, London4.585 reviews
Before Darwin changed the world, one voyage changed his life.

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Don't miss the first performance in this new theatre, The Wider Earth tickets are available now for its limited 2-month run!

A new theatre in the Jerwood Gallery at the Natural History Museum has been unveiled for the European premiere of award-winning drama The Wider Earth. The play, about the story of a young Charles Darwin, is running for a limited season.

Join the 22-year-old Darwin on HMS Beagle's daring voyage to the far side of the world, and discover the gripping story behind one of the most important discoveries in history.

The Wider Earth features a cast of seven, remarkable puppetry, an original score and cinematic animations to bring to life uncharted landscapes in the theatrical event of 2018.

This is a partnership project between Trish Wadley Productions, Dead Puppet Society and the Natural History Museum.

Get The Wider Earth tickets now and share the wonder of discovery in the Natural History Museum's Jerwood Gallery.

Additional Information

Age restriction

The show is suitable for children aged 8 and over. The puppetry and visual elements will appeal to younger people, but some of the scientific content may go over their heads. Please note the production is not suitable for children under 3 and babes in arms, who will only be admitted at the discretion of the theatre staff.

Running time

2hr 10min (inc. interval)

Performance dates

2 October 2018 - 24 February 2019.


Please note this production contains strobe lighting and loud noises.

Special notes

Please note patrons attending MATINEE PERFORMANCES may enter the museum through the Cromwell Road or Exhibition Road entrances. Patrons attending EVENING PERFORMANCES MUST use the Queen's Gate entrance ONLY and are advised to arrive at least 30 minutes prior to the show.

Venue Information

Natural History Museum Cromwell Rd, Kensington, London, SW7 5BD

Customer Reviews

85 reviews4.5

STFC_19802nd March

Decided to watch this show on the off chance and we were thoroughly surprised. A great show and some very energetic performances.

S M Hocking25th February

it was very good

Mary25th February

I enjoyed it very much. However, I thought that it started very slowly. Having said that everyone seemed interested. Personally,I would have liked the evolution of more animal species to have been considered (especially larger ones)....and more reference to specific characteristics of the animals that had come about because of the environmental conditions.

Hannah Young25th February

Really enjoyable and interesting production.

Susy Connell24th February

What an absolutely superb production! Such a simple, cleverly designed revolving set, upon which the actors performed to perfection. Such a privilege to see. I learned so much also.

TA Sevenoaks23rd February

Fabulous. Totally engaging throughout

Tj stewart21st February

We had a wonderful evening and would definitely recommend this show.

Paul21st February

Falls between two stools. Too simplistic a presentation of the religious debate that surrounded Darwin's theories for adults but too complex for children, some of whom became quite bored and fidgety. Better seats very pricey.

Andy Webber19th February

Brilliant show , very clever use of scenery changes and brilliant acting .

RM18th February

Absolutely amazing, incredible acting and stage set manipulating! The puppetry was sublime! A must see for the whole family.

Mrsmj spong18th February


60esque18th February

I enjoyed the show immensely. My cheaper ticket was great value. The slightly restricted view in row F did not hinder my enjoyment of the performance Beautiful puppets :)